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Papers of JL van Schaik Publishers (Mss Acc 134)

Show simple item record Coetzee, Marié A 2012-01-23T11:37:07Z 2012-01-23T11:37:07Z 2012-01-23
dc.description List in the Unisa Archives, Manuscripts Collection (Mss Acc 134). 19 Boxes. en
dc.description.abstract Johannes Lambertus van Schaik (1888-1965) immigrated to South Africa in 1911, and opened his bookselling business in 1914 in Pretoria. Mr JL van Schaik had had his professional training as a bookseller and publisher in the Netherlands. Initially he confined his publishing activities to Dutch and Afrikaans books. The first school books were published in 1918 and in 1921 he published the first dictionary. In 1938 the functions of bookshop and publisher were split and two separate businesses were established: Van Schaik Bookshop (Pty) Ltd , and JL van Schaik (Pty) Ltd (Publishers). JL van Schaik Publishers published titles in all the languages of the country and in a variety of genres. On 1 April 1986 JL van Schaik Publishers and Van Schaik Bookstores were incorporated into Nasionale Pers (NASPERS), one of the largest Publish¬ing houses in South Africa. In 2000 Mr Jan Jacob van Schaik (1917-2009) donated 1,9 linear metres of the Publisher’s records to the Unisa Library Archives. The documents include company records, historical photographs, private correspondence and family photographs. The Papers are of special value to researchers interested in the South African book trade and publishing business. The historical files on education, including concentration camp schools, on President Kruger, Gen JC Smuts, Dr DF Malan, the Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria buildings and the Delagoa Bay railways, are also of importance to scholars. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Manuscripts;Mss Acc 134
dc.subject Johannes Lambertus van Schaik en
dc.subject Jan Jacob van Schaik en
dc.subject JL van Schaik Publishers en
dc.subject Van Schaik Bookstores en
dc.subject Nasionale Pers en
dc.subject South African publishers en
dc.subject Delagoa Bay Railways en
dc.subject concentration camp schools en
dc.subject school buildings en
dc.subject Gen JC Smuts en
dc.subject Dr DF Malan en
dc.subject Pretoria buildings en
dc.subject Reitz, FW en
dc.subject Voortrekker centenary en
dc.subject Voortrekker monument en
dc.subject President Paul Kruger en
dc.title Papers of JL van Schaik Publishers (Mss Acc 134) en
dc.type Other en

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